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Johnson County court program recognized for service to crime victims

Release Date: Apr 14, 2016

Johnson County Domestic Violence CourtTOPEKA – (April 14, 2016) – The Johnson County Domestic Violence Court Program was recognized for its service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victim’s Rights Conference in Topeka.

The Johnson County Domestic Violence Court Program was presented the Outstanding Court Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning. The program was nominated for the award by Janeé Hanzlick, Executive Director of Safehome, Inc., Overland Park, and received a letter of support from the Lenexa Chief of Police Thomas Hongslo.

“As a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, I have seen firsthand the devastation of domestic violence on families. I have also seen the tremendous impact that the Johnson County Domestic Violence Court has had on making Johnson County a ‘no tolerance’ environment for domestic abuse perpetrators, and a caring, supportive community for victims,” Hongslo said.

The Kansas Crime Victims Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Sam Brownback. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.

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